Sports

Cougars beat Warriors in Div. IV finale, 20-12

NP concludes league play with 5-3 mark, but falls short in playoff bid
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Less than a day after officially being eliminated from the Division IV postseason chase, the North Providence High football team did the best thing it could do - respond with an... more

She's a gridiron girl!

9-year-old Alyssa Yankee enjoys weekends playing tackle football for Cumberland Colts
CUMBERLAND - Football clearly runs deep in this family. Brad Yankee, who will be inducted on Nov. 28 into the Cumberland School Athletic High Hall of Fame, was a standout football and baseball player... more

Cumberland's Belisle is finalist for SI's 2014 Sportsman of Year award

Any time a youth coach can be named in the same group as one of the finest head coaches in NBA history, Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs, it’s obviously a tremendous honor. For Dave Belisle,... more

Make that back-to-back wins for BMR!

Blackstone-Millville dominates Oxford in home finale, 33-8
BLACKSTONE - It's been a very tough season for the Blackstone-Millville Regional football team, which dropped its first eight games of the year, but on Saturday afternoon, the Chargers gave their... more

Raiders win wild D-II playoff opener with Kilties

Melee halts contest with 3:26 to play; Shea faces Coventry in Friday's semis
PAWTUCKET - It was a physical and emotional battle on and off the field Friday night, but once Shea broke a 14-14 tie in the third quarter with a field goal, the Raiders were unstoppable the rest of... more

Wilson decides to soar with Hawks in college

Tolman softball standout inks LOI to continue career at St. Anselm
PAWTUCKET – While she continues her senior year of high school and prepares for her final season on the Tolman High softball team, Leiandra Wilson has already taken a step toward her future. Last... more

Smithfield secures second seed in Div. IV playoffs with win over N.S.

Sentinels host Scituate in Friday's semifinals
NORTH SMITHFIELD - For North Smithfield, this game was for either the second or third seed in this weekend's Division IV semifinals, away from the side of the playoff bracket that contained powerful... more

Darlington Girls' Softball League plans Friday night winter clinics

PAWTUCKET - The Darlington Girls' Softball League will begin its winter clinics for its 10-and-under division on Friday, Nov. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m., and continue them each Friday night at Nathaniel... more

Chieftains finally land first win

Courtemanche's three TDs fuel 35-20 victory over Titans
WARWICK - From its opening drive, the Ponaganset High football team was on its game on Saturday morning, scoring first and never looking back to defeat Toll Gate, 35-20, for its first win of the... more

All in the family: Riel returns as Lincoln boys' hockey coach

Father replaces son on Lions' bench
LINCOLN - When the Lincoln High boys' hockey team takes the ice at Lynch Arena this afternoon for its first practice of the season, the Lions will do so under the watchful eye of Coach Riel. It's... more

Bacon earns All-Star honor at Pomfret School

POMFRET, Conn. - Lincoln's Jack Bacon, a junior goalkeeper and first-year player on the Pomfret School boys' soccer team, was recently selected to play in the New England Junior All-Star game, which... more

Cumberland's Sullivan puts together solid senior season for UNE field hockey team

Ex-Clippers star earns CCC honors, invite to Senior Game
BIDDEFORD, Maine - Cumberland's Beth Sullivan, a senior defensive standout for the University of New England field hockey team, has been selected to take part in the Victory Sports Tours/National... more

Bonner named RITCA Girls' Cross Country Coach of Year

CUMBERLAND - Cumberland High girls' cross country and track coach Joyce Bonner received her second honor of the fall on Monday night when she was selected by the RITCA (Rhode Island Track Coaches... more

'Run to Play!' Thanksgiving 5K draws 166 participants

Pagnozzi tops local runners in inaugural event
NORTH SCITUATE - Jack Houlker and Laura Pagnozzi were the male and female winners, as well as the top two finishers, of Saturday morning's "Run to Play!" Thanksgiving 5K at the North Scituate... more

North Stars' Bantam Minors nip Connecticut Chiefs

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket North Stars' Bantam Minors hockey team picked up its biggest win of the season on Sunday night by posting a 2-1 victory over the Connecticut Chiefs at Adelard Arena, and... more

North Stars' Minor Selects belt Top Gun Hockey

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket North Stars' Squirt Minor Selects hockey team continued its stellar play this past weekend by riding an eight-goal outburst in the second period to a 13-0 rout of Top Gun... more

NSYSA schedules annual general meeting on Dec. 8

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Youth Soccer Association will hold its annual general meeting of the corporation on Monday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. in the basement meeting room of the Slatersville... more

Navigant grabs another last-second win in Woonsocket YMCA hoop league

WOONSOCKET - Navigant Credit Union picked up its second last-second victory in as many games this past weekend in the College League (for players ages 9-12) of the Woonsocket YMCA Youth Basketball... more

Smithfield's Turner is LEC Second-Team soccer pick

PROVIDENCE - Smithfield's Gabrielle Turner, a junior forward on the Rhode Island College women's soccer team, was recently named a Second-Team All-Little East Conference selection for her exceptional... more

Conway Tours lists Red Sox trips

CUMBERLAND - If you're ready to shake off the 2014 Boston Red Sox season and look ahead to next year, Conway Tours has lined up some great trips for fans. In brief, here is a list of offerings in... more

Greenville's Gerlach earns NEWMAC honor at WPI

WORCESTER, Mass. - Greenville's Kyle Gerlach, a 2011 graduate of Smithfield High and the senior captain of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute men's cross country team, was one of 37 student-athletes... more

Next Level Lacrosse offers youth winter mini-camps on Friday nights

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Next Level Lacrosse will hold its "Skills & Drills" winter mini-camps for boys and girls ages 6-18 at the Wide World of Indoor Sports on 621 Pound Hill Road for the next six... more

St. Philip Parish will have Mass for DiMaggio

SMITHFIELD - A Mass to remember former New York Yankees legend and Hall of Fame outfielder Joe DiMaggio on what would have been his 100th birthday will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 8 a.m. at St... more

Spinners U11 team plans 'Casino Bus' fundraiser Nov. 22

LINCOLN - The Blackstone Valley Spinners' AAU U11 National baseball team is planning a Casino Bus fundraiser to Foxwoods Resort Casino on Saturday, Nov. 22. The bus will be leaving from Lincoln High... more

Showcase Pro Wrestling returns to Woonsocket Friday

WOONSOCKET - Showcase Pro Wrestling returns home to Woonsocket on Friday, Nov. 21, at the newly renovated SPW Arena and Training Center at 126 Main St. Six bouts will be presented, including the main... more

Fundraiser for middle school football squad is Thursday

WEST WARWICK - A comedy fundraiser to support a Rhode Island middle school football team with a handful of local players and its trip to the Football University National Championships in December in... more

CSP United U14 girls' soccer team picks up indoor victory

NORFOLK, Mass. - The CSP United U14 girls' soccer team, thanks to a pair of goals from Abby Vallely, turned in a solid performance to pick up a 3-0 win over the neighboring Rhode Warriors this past... more